I Love You Baby sets out to show parents how they can meet the emotional needs of their children, so that they will become happy and well balanced adults. Since adults also have emotional needs, parents are shown how to meet them for one another, so that their relationship will endure until the nurturing of their children is completed. Adult relationships and the rearing of children are based on love and so the book explains the differences between romantic love between parents and the love between parents and their children. Most parents take care of their children's physical needs very adequately, especially when they are babies and those needs are simple; being fed, kept warm and dry. It is in the area of emotional support that they often fail them, such as providing affirmation, addressing problems and imposing proper discipline. Inadequate parenting is a consequence of parents having virtually no knowledge of how good parenting is achieved because nobody ever told them how it should be done, and they did not learn about it from their own parents. For, unlike other jobs, there is no training and no exam to pass before one becomes a 'qualified' parent.
This book provides all the information parents will ever need to have a solid partnership and achieve a good standard of parenting. It also encourages prospective mums and dads to face the reality of what can go wrong because of a lack of knowledge. It is written by an author who has spent many years working with voluntary organisations to help troubled adults work through childhood traumas, that, in turn, led Jonathan to devise a course in psychology for parents...which has become I Love You Baby.